September 15, 2019

#BookReview: Amelia Earhart (The First Names Series) by Andrew Prentice


Synopsis: See how Amelia Earhart went from a little Kansas tomboy to a high-flying feminist icon

Before Amelia Earhart (1897–1939) became a world-famous pilot, she was a little tomboy from Kansas with a taste for adventure. When she visited an airfield and took a short plane ride, she knew she had to be a pilot.

 She signed up for flying lessons and cropped her hair short so that the other pilots would take her seriously. 

She became the first woman to make a solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean. With each flight she took and each record she broke, Amelia became more and more of a celebrity.

 Her final flight was intended to be a trip around the whole world, but her plane disappeared after takeoff—and her disappearance is still a mystery today. Inspirational, highly illustrated, and full of adventure, Amelia Earhart tells the story of the feminist icon who changed the world of aviation. It includes a timeline, glossary, and index.


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About the Author: Andrew Prentice is the author of a number of children’s books. He lives in England with his wife, three daughters, and dog. Mike Smith is the author and illustrator of a number of children’s books and the winner of the Macmillan Prize for children’s book illustration. He lives in Cambridge, England.

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
My Review: This is another title from the First Names Series and I really loved it!! This was told in a combo of normal text as well as comics etc. And it worked so well.  It kept me engaged as a young reader and I didn't need a lot of help. I could see this one in the classroom which is where this title is going!  I loved learning more about Amelia Earhart as I didn't know who she was before this title.  





**STARRED REVIEW**
"In line with the series premise and overall informal tone, the author refers to him throughout as "Harry" (his stage name). Andrew Prentice does likewise for his free-spirited subject in the co-published Amelia Earhart (illustrated by Mike Smith), taking "Amelia" (or, in childhood chapters, "Millie") from homemade backyard roller coaster to final disappearance . . . Together with its companion, stimulating portraits of two colorful, driven historical figures."
(Kirkus Reviews)

"A lighthearted and easy look at some of the world’s most famous celebrities . . . The illustrations may prove to be comforting for fiction readers who enjoy diary style series like Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Rachel RenΓ©e Russell’s Dork Diaries."
(School Library Journal)









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